Samford University

Originally established as Howard College in 1841, Samford University is a private, co-ed college located in Homewood, Alabama. The college is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Church and comprise eight academic colleges and schools. These include: McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Beeson Divinity School, Cumberland School of Law, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education, Brock School of Business, School of the Arts, and Howard College of Arts and Sciences. Each of these schools is headed by a dean. Samford has been ranked in the top 3 colleges among the U.S. Southern Region by U.S. News and World Report. It was by recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and The Princeton Review for its exceptional value and academic programs.

Samford's Brock School of Business was recognized by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) for offering one of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. It was ranked number 3 in the South by U.S. News & World Report for it undergraduate teaching program. The university was ranked 22nd in the U.S. among graduate master's schools by the Institute of International Education for the number of undergraduate students it places in study abroad programs each year.

Although Samford has students from over 40 states as well as 18 countries, most students come from the Southern region of the United States. Almost 65% of all students at Samford University come from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The university has a student to faculty ration of 1 to 12 and over 60% classes have 20 students fewer.

Samford offers 150 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate degree programs, minors and specialties. The university is comprised of the Brock School of Business, Howard College of Arts and Science, School of the Arts, School of Health Professions and Public Health, Cumberland School of Law and Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.

The Samford University Cumberland School of Law now provides online and distance learning programs accredited by the American Bar Association designed to supplement its traditional J.D. curriculum. The online courses are designed only as supplemental education for law students we are periodically away from campus due to clerkships, internships and study abroad. For students unable to attend daytime classes, Samford offers bachelor's degree programs in Criminal Justice, Liberal Studies, Organizational Leadership and Youth Studies.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (205) 726-2011
Address: 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 2,900+ undergrad, 1,800+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 20,257
Out-of-State Tuition $ 20,272
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to- Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Development
International Business Trade Commerce
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education Of The Gifted
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Teacher Education (multiple Levels)
Teacher Education and Professional Development - Specific Levels and Methods
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Environmental Control Technologies Technicians
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
Human Development and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Pre-medicine Pre-medical Studies
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant Paralegal
Programs For Foreign Lawyers
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration Management
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity Ministry
Religious Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies
Theology Theological Studies
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